224 posts categorized "Ink Blending"


Wed 09

Wishing You
by Trina Pham


Hello everyone.  It’s so nice to have Typepad behaving and we can post with photos again!  Yay!  And for today I have a Christmas card featuring the Classic Large Ice Skate with the Layered Birds dies from the 2022 Christmas release.

Started by creating the ice skates.  The boots were die cut from Bristol paper and laced up with white baker’s twine.  The heels were die cut from black cardstock and the blades from silver Vintage Pastel Mirror paper.  The layered bird was die cut from alcohol marker friendly cardstock and colored with Copic Sketch markers.  And last but not least, the Forest Pine Branch was die cut from mixed media paper and watercolored with Zig brush markers.  


The background is a Bristol panel ink blended with Salvaged Patina and Uncharted Mariner distress inks.  Spritz with water and blot with a paper towel, then splattered with diluted white gouache paint.  Heat embossed the sentiment on black cardstock with white embossing powder and assembled the card.  Wanted to add more falling snow and accumulated snow to the scene, so used a white gel pen to finish off the scene.


That does it for my card.  Thank you for joining me today.  Have a wonderful week.





Fri 21

Merry Christmas
by Donna Sledzik


Good morning everyone!  Today I have a fun Christmas Card for you which features new products from the 2022 Memory Box Christmas Release.

To make this card, I started by creating an ink blended background using Distress Oxide Inks. 


I spattered the background with plain water and pressed a dry paper towel to it to remove some of the color. 


Next I die cut a circle from white cardstock for the moon. I used a blender brush to apply Scattered Straw and Vintage Photo Distress Oxide inks to color the moon.  I spritzed it with plain water to add texture to the moon.  Once the moon was dry I glued it to my background.

The trees where die cut from white cardstock and glued to the background.

The Santa and sleigh were die cut from black cardstock, and glued in place across the moon.

Then I stamped the words "Merry Christmas" in black ink at the bottom right hand corner of the card.

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I spattered the card front with white paint and adhered it to a white cardstock mat.  This was glued to a black mat and adhered to a white card base.

To finish the card, I added a red jewel to the reindeer's nose.  

That's it for today!  Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!






Mon 10

Merry Christmas Slimline
by Angie Cimbalo


Hello and welcome!  It's Angie here today with a fun mini slimline card featuring the new Layered Narrow Pines (94706) die.

Here's a closer look at my card:

Close 1

To create my card I first die cut the tree die layers from white card stock and colored them with alcohol markers while there were still in the card stock panel.  This makes it very quick coloring and you don't have to stay in the lines!

Coloring trees

Once they were colored I popped them out of the panel and layered them much like you see on the packaging above.  For the background I used a dome blender foam on a blender tool on a 3" by 6" card base with both Speckled Egg and Iced Spruce Distress Oxide inks.  Once I was happy with the colors, I added a little Brushed Corduroy Distress ink  around the top and side edges to darken them and stamped the sentiment from "Sweet Christmas."  

Here's a close look at the edges:

Close 2

After the trees were assembled I went back with the same markers and added highlights and lowlights then lots of white gel pen to look like snow.  Next, I used lots of white gel pen around the darker edges for snow there as well.


After adding the trees to the card base with liquid glue, I added lots of twinkling jewels on the trees and a few on the card front.  Here's one last look:


I hope you like my mini slimline card for today!  I had a lot of fun getting inky and creating it.  These trees are perfect for both A2 and slimline cards and would also be perfect for a camping or outdoor scrapbook layout!  Thanks for stopping by!







Fri 07

by Donna Sledzik


Happy Friday everyone!  Today's Christmas card features the cute new Polar Bear die.  

Let's make the card:

  • Create an ink blended background on a light blue cardstock panel.  I used several Blue Distress Oxide Inks and a blending brush to ink the light blue cardstock.


  • Next, I spattered the background with plain water to add some texture.
  • I die cut the Evergreen Sky Collage die from white cardstock and inked the trees with Peeled Paint Distress Oxide Ink.
  • The polar bear was die cut from gray and white cardstock.  I lightly inked the edges of the bear with Hickory Smoke Distress Oxide Ink and glued the layers together.  I glued a piece of black cardstock behind the eyes and nose of the bear.  The cheeks where colored with a pink pencil and the paws with a gray pencil.  I tied a piece of ribbon around the bears neck for a scarf.
  • I glued the blue background to a black cardstock mat and glued it to a white card base.
  • I used foam tape to adhere the tree frame to the card.
  • The bear was glued in place with liquid glue, tucking him behind the hill.
  • Next, I spattered the card with white paint.
  • The word Joy was die cut from white cardstock and the shadow from red cardstock.  I adhered the word at the top of the tree frame.
  • The sentiment was stamped and white heat embossed on a black cardstock strip and adhered to the card with foam tape.


To finish the card I added some Christmas Fairy Crystals.  That's it for today!  I hope this weekend brings you some time to craft!






Wed 05

Pine Frame Christmas Card
by Sara Cook

Hi everyone.  I am reusing this design from last year but with the new pine Needle Frame die makes this card design sooo much easier. This card is quick but stunning using the Festive Glitter pad paper.


Die cut the Pine Needle Frame for the dark green and Champaign paper from the Festive Glitter pad.  Glue the green on top of the champaign die cut upside side.  Adhere 2 layers of 1/8" paper strips to the back of the frame to give a little more hight.

To create the background ink blend a A2 panel Pine Needle Distress Oxide ink, ink blend heavier towards the outside and light in the center.  If the center is not light enough you can always ink blend white pigment ink in the center.  Ink blend the edges with Black Soot Distress Oxide ink.  Add some paint splatters with light gold paint.  


Die us the Keep Christmas Curled Scrip from the champaign paper from eh Festive Glitter pad. Adhere to the center of the panel.  Adhere to a A2 white card.  Adhere the Pine Needle Frame to the front card.  Add a sentiment to the inside from the Sweet Christmas clear stamp set.








Sun 25

Frozen Pond Scene Card
by Sara Cook

Hi everyone.  I have a scene card with a frozen pond in the woods that is an ice skating dream.  



Ink blend using a Silicone Fresh Ink on a extra heavy white card stock that is at least 5" long and 3" high.  Use a sweeping motion from one end to the other.  Spread Ranger Icicle across the card thickly.  Set aside to fully dry.  Usually takes up to 2 hours.


Ink blend the first lightest green paper from the Lush Green paper pad with Rustic Wilderness Distress Ink.  Let dry.  Die cut the full trees from the Layered Narrow Pines.  Color the truck of the tree with a brown ink pen.  Die cut the half trees die out of the first light green paper, not inked.  Adhere the 2 die cuts together.  Add glue to the tips of the trees and then add Tim Holtz Rock Candy glitter to the glue.  Let dry.  Take a white Posco Pen and draw a figure eight in the middle of the paper.


Ice Skates:

Die cut the blades form silver paper from the Vintage Pastel Mirror pad.  Die cut the heel from Woodgrain Kraft paper.  Use your finger to add Distress Walnut stain ink over the die cut.  Die cut the shoe from white card stock.  Add shading with Silicone Fresh Ink around the die cut.  Adhere the die cut together using the image on the envelope as a guide.  Thread using a blue cross stick thread through the holes.  Use tape to adhere the ends to the back of the skates.  Tie 2 bows with the same thread and ahead them to the top of the skates.


Snow Banks:

Fussy cut know banks out of white glitter paper from the Majestic Hues Glitter Pas.  Add a light blue/green alcohol marker to the furthest away hill.  Add a line on the next hill to create the appearance of 2 hills.


Die cut the Merry Christmas Curled Script from the darkest blu from the Stormy Blue pad.


Take a white 5"x7" card. Ink blend the top with Distress Oxide Stormy Sky.  Splatter with water and white acrylic paint to create the appearance of snow.  Adhere the pond to the lower center of the card.  Adhere the snow banks on top of the pond. Add the trees to the upper snow banks.  Trim off the upper trees.  Adhere the sentiment to the lower left side of the card.  Adhere the skates to the lower right side of the card.








Sat 24

Forest Path Snowglobe
by Trina Pham


Hello everyone.  I have a simple Christmas card to share today featuring the new Forest Path and Nested Globe Bases dies from the 2022 Christmas release.

Started by die cutting two globes from Bristol paper using a Nested Globe die.  Die cut the Forest Path on one of them and ink blended Uncharted Mariner and Speckled Egg distress inks (DI) on the other.  Splattered with water and blot with a paper towel for some texture. 


The Snowglobe Base was die cut from white woodgrain paper and its trim from thick white scraps.  The Mini Vintage Varsity Alphabet was then die cut from Bristol paper and three letters were stacked together for dimension.  Initially coloured the top letter with Uncharted Mariner DI, but it looked awful, so coloured it with Copic Sketch marker B37.


The snowman is from last year’s Snowmen Snowglobe die.  It was die cut 3x from white cardstock and coloured in with Copic Sketch markers.  Assembled the snowglobe then spritz with shimmer spray for some sparkle.  Mounted the snowglobe atop three layers of thick white paper and added falling snow with a white gel pen to finish.


That’s it for my card.  Thank you for joining me today.  Have a wonderful day.





Thu 22

Warm Wishes
by Donna Sledzik


Good morning everyone!  Today's card features some of the new products from the Memory Box 2022 Christmas release.  I love the little snowman die and it's perfect for paper piecing.

To make this card, I began by die cutting one of the nested globes from a light blue cardstock.  I used Stormy Sky Distress Oxide Ink to deepen the color of the die cut.  I glued it to a white cardstock panel, adhered it to a black cardstock mat and mounted it to a white card base.

I die cut the trees from 2 shades of green cardstock and glued the highlight piece on top of the darker green tree.  Next, I glued them to the blue globe die cut.

I die cut the snowman body and the hat brim from dark gray, light gray and white cardstock and glued them on top of each other.  I colored the nose with an orange marker and the eyes with a black marker.  The cheeks were done with a pink pencil and the buttons are black Nuvo Drops.  I also glued a white pompom to his hat.

The scarf and hat were die cut from the new Christmas Jolly paper pad and pieced together, then glued to the snowman.  I used foam tape to adhere him in front of the trees.


I spattered the card with white paint for the look of falling snow.

I stamped the greeting on a white cardstock strip and mounted it on a larger black cardstock mat.  I used foam tape to adhere it to my card.


That's it for today!  Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!






Tue 20

Peace on Earth
by Angie Cimbalo


Hello and welcome, it's Angie here today with a holiday card featuring some of the newly released 2022 Holiday products!  For my card today I used:

Forest Path 94702

Layered Birds 94684

and the Sweet Christmas stamp set CL5283

Here's a closer look at my card:


To make my card I started by cutting the Forest Path die from some white card stock and then I colored the trees with alcohol markers.  I ink blended the snow line with Iced Spruce Distress Oxide ink and a dauber and then on a separate piece of white card stock I ink blended Speckled Egg Distress Oxide ink on the top half for the sky behind the trees.  I added the Forest Path panel to the inked card with liquid glue.

Next I cut the Layered Birds from white card stock and a 2nd piece of white card stock that I colored with dark red alcohol markers.  I pieced the red and white parts of the bird together with liquid glue. and added them to the trees.

I stamped the sentiment from the Sweet Christmas stamp set in red on the right side of the snowy field and then took Cosmic Shimmer Fluffy Stuff and added snow to the sky, a little on some trees and then along the path on both sides.  When you heat it up, it puffs up much like a Marvy snow pen.  Either of those would work to create some puffy snow it you'd like to add that to your card.

Here's one last look at my card:


I really like how this turned out and had so much fun creating with the new release products.  Be sure to check them all out HERE.  

Thanks so much for stopping by!






Sun 18

Warmest Wishes Polar Bear
by Trina Pham


Hello everyone.  Being my favourite time of the year for card making, I am so excited for the new Christmas release!  There are so many awesome products, but the Layering Polar Bear die caught my attention and I wanted to use it right away.  

Started by die cutting the bear layering pieces from Bristol paper and shading/details added with Copic Sketch markers.  The hat and scarf were die cut from the new Christmas Jolly paper pack using Tall Bundled Snowman and Little Bundled Snowman dies, respectively. The layering sled was die cut from gold Vintage Pastel mirror paper and black cardstock.  


For the background, took an A2 size Bristol panel from my stash and applied Saltwater Taffy distress ink to it with a blender brush.  Adhered the polar bear and sled, then splattered with diluted white gouache paint for snow.  Heat embossed the sentiment from Festive Christmas Greetings stamp set with white embossing powder on black cardstock to finish.


You can see the new Christmas release HERE.  So glad you could join me today.  Have a wonderful week.